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20 Covered-Up Art Pieces

From Patterned Mosaic Cutouts to Shocking Mixed Media Art

— June 18, 2013 — Art & Design
These covered-up art pieces feature a single subject that is painted, collaged over or otherwise manipulated to block the subject of the art piece. Although it seems like a counter-intuitive move to create something and cover it up, this effect brings an element of mystery and surrealism to artwork. Artists are covering up their art with pixel-like blocks, rectangular cutouts and messy magazine-like collages. Artistic mediums vary, but the same results are yielded in each piece.

Although most of the artwork's focal point may be covered up, this technique leaves just enough information for viewers to fill in the gaps as to what lies underneath. This is evident in pieces like Andrew Neil Megson's collage which covers Queen Elizabeth's face with breakfast foods.


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Spray-Painted Button Portraits
Spray-Painted Button Portraits
Joe Black's 'No More Heroes' Series is a Comment on Western Society
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Urban Color-Blocked Photography
Urban Color-Blocked Photography
Maureen Brodbeck Injects Color into City Landscapes
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Feminine Surrealist Portraits
Feminine Surrealist Portraits
Heidi Yardley Depicts Women in a Beautifully Tragic Way with Her Art
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Patterned Mosaic Portraits
Patterned Mosaic Portraits
These Garrett Pruter Collages are Artful and Sentimental
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Ghoulish Creepy Collages (UPDATED)
Ghoulish Creepy Collages (UPDATED)
Beware: This Nicholas Lockyer Artwork May Give You Nightmares
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Australian Mexicana Accessories
Australian Mexicana Accessories
The Andéol Sol Lookbook Features Tropically Infused Collages
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Youthful Warhol Branding
Youthful Warhol Branding
This Tomcateden Andy Warhol Exhibition Emphasizes the Undiscovered
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Ambigiously Faceless Collages
Ambigiously Faceless Collages
Olof Svenblad's Subject Matter is Incomplete and Intruiging
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Reverie-Inspired Cutouts
Reverie-Inspired Cutouts
Cardboard Cities by Laura Redburn Look Like Photos from a Dream
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Internet Imagery Collages (UPDATE)
Internet Imagery Collages (UPDATE)
The Daniel Gordon Collages Layer Printed Internet Images
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Chic Comic Collages
Chic Comic Collages
These Collaged Illustrations by Sandra Chevrier are Striking
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Freaky Fractured Faces
Freaky Fractured Faces
Portraits by Lucas C. Simoes are Shattering Illusions
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Contemporary Surrealism Portraits
Contemporary Surrealism Portraits
These Photo Collages by Chad Coombs Embraces Image Distortions
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Fleeting Fragment Collages
Fleeting Fragment Collages
The Graphic Design of Alicia Meseguer Toys with Artful Deterioration
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Gluttony Critiquing Collages
Gluttony Critiquing Collages
Aude Debout Portrays American Food Habits in the Fat-Fat Club
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Shocking Mixed Media Art
Shocking Mixed Media Art
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge Creates a Vivid Political Commentary
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Superimposed Postcard Photography
Superimposed Postcard Photography
John Stezaker Creates Simple Yet Surreal Collages
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Avent-Garde Collage Ediorials
Avent-Garde Collage Ediorials
The Sander Male Model Scene Exclusive is Fearlessly Edgy
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Dinner Plate Portraits
Dinner Plate Portraits
Photographer Marcel Van Der Vlugt Puts Food on Faces
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Colorful Faceless Paintings
Colorful Faceless Paintings
Artist KwangHo Shin Captures the Complexity of Human Emotions
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